Not that it originates there, because it doesn't. but do you think hollywood , tv, movies I mean, encourages this by having a majority of tall guy-much shorter woman couples.
Give examples. How many can you think of vs. couples where the height difference is barely noticeable (consider if the woman is wearing heels!), or if the woman is taller (good luck with that one)
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It's not just in hollywood, it's everywhere. Studies have shown that men tend to be most attracted to shorter than average women on sight (don't downvote me! I can link sources if you're interested) so part of it seems to be biology but it's reinforced by society which tells us that tall is masculine and short is feminine, therefor a woman that is taller than her man is deemed more masculine, and if a man is shorter than his woman is looked at as more feminine.
Short women and tall men have the most options to choose from potential mates, so I think it is sometimes strange they always seem to gravitate to each other rather than someone closer to their own size.0